Ten moments that defined the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign
Oct 25 (Reuters) - With Donald Trump running for re-election, the 2020 U.S. presidential election was always expected to be a dramatic and eventful ride. But nobody predicted a global pandemic that would upend every facet of the campaign.
Warsaw police detain 278 after Saturday's protests against coronavirus restrictions
WARSAW (Reuters) - Warsaw police detained 278 people on Saturday after thousands protested against new curbs aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus, a police spokesman said.
U.S. disease expert Fauci says vaccine verdict due by early December
LONDON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said on Sunday it would be clear whether a COVID-19 vaccine was safe and effective by early December, but that more widespread vaccination would not be likely until later in 2021.
UK considers reducing quarantine period for COVID-19 contacts
(Reuters) - Britain's government is looking at how long those exposed to COVID-19 need to quarantine, Northern Ireland minister Brandon Lewis told Sky News on Sunday, commenting on reports that the self-isolation period could be reduced from 14 days.
Seychelles opposition wins presidency for first time in 43 years
VICTORIA, Seychelles (Reuters) - The Seychelles elected an opposition candidate as president for the first time since 1977, authorities announced on Sunday, and winner Wavel Ramkalawan reaffirmed a pledge to hike the minimum wage after COVID-19 stifled the tourism-dependent economy.
Hundreds rally in Taiwan, call for release of 12 Hong Kong people arrested by China
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Hundreds of people rallied in Taiwan's capital on Sunday to call for China to release 12 Hong Kong people arrested at sea by mainland authorities in part of a global campaign to support the pro-democracy movement in the financial hub.
UPDATE 1-Malaysia rulers meet to consider PM Muhyiddin's emergency proposal
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Malaysia's rulers met on Sunday to discuss what sources have said is a proposal by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to impose a state of emergency amid a political crisis in the Southeast Asian nation.
Australia's COVID-19 epicentre delays decision on lifting lockdown restrictions
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Victoria state, Australia's COVID-19 epicentre, on Sunday delayed an expected announcement on the easing of lockdown restrictions due to an outbreak in Melbourne, prompting warnings that residents were at a "financial and mental breaking point".
Turkey extends exploration in disputed Mediterranean area to November 4
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey said it was extending the seismic survey work of its Oruc Reis ship in a disputed area of the eastern Mediterranean until Nov. 4, taking a step which was set to fuel tensions in the region.
Suicide bombing at Kabul education centre kills 24, students among the victims
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bombing at an education centre in Afghanistan's capital Kabul killed 24 people including teenage students and wounded dozens more on Saturday, officials said.
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